In the spring of 1912, Ojibwe consultant Billy Magee acquired a letter from destiny conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer asking Magee to accompany him on a trip. quickly after, the 2 headed into the Canadian Barren Lands of higher Manitoba for a five-month canoe journey that will cause them to unmapped territory and try out either their patience and their friendship.
Tracing the path of the Oberholtzer-Magee day trip, The previous approach North transports readers in the course of the historical past of this perilous desert and introduces them to the mapmakers, fur investors and trappers, missionaries, and local peoples who trusted this hall for exchange and trip. via journals, historic files, own interviews with Cree, Dene, and Inuit, and the account of a present-day canoeist, barren region and conservation author David Pelly reconstructs the numerous stories hidden during this land.
David Pelly has been touring, residing, and studying within the Arctic because the past due Seventies. he's the writer of numerous articles and books on wasteland expeditions and conservation.
By Kit Pearson
While Patricia's mom sends her to her cousins' cottage for the summer season, Patricia doesn't are looking to pass. She doesn't understand her cousins in any respect, and she's by no means been solid at camping out or canoeing, not to mention making new pals.
By Will Ferguson
A wild experience via Canadian heritage, totally revised and updated!
This re-creation of Canadian heritage For Dummies takes readers on an exhilarating journey via Canadian heritage, from indigenous local cultures and early French and British settlements via Paul Martin's shaky minority govt. This well timed replace good points the entire most modern, up to date findings in ancient and archeological learn. In his trademark irreverent sort, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey on the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's determination to not perform the battle in Iraq, and dissects the hot sponsorship scandal.
By Stephanie Kirkwood Walker
recommended for the 2003 Honourable point out for amazing Craftsmanship in Production
The early settlers of Waterloo County - Mennonites, Germans, and Scots - equipped enterprising groups in a land of rivers, rolling hills, and fields. this day the associated towns of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge are nonetheless surrounded by means of small cities with robust rural traditions.
This photographic heritage of the area comprises a hundred thirty black and white pictures from as early as 1880, recording the cultural panorama, the structures, parks, markets, gala's, and parades. a few of the pictures will tease your fancy with whispers of the pioneers’ spirit, whereas others seize the strength of occasions and dare us to interpret the earlier.
By Mary Swan
“This is a captivating novel, which may really declare to be choked with a ‘terrible beauty.’”—Alice Munro
Newly arrived to the geographical region, William Heath, his spouse, and daughters seem the image of a faithful kin. but if accusations of embezzlement spur William to dedicate an unthinkable crime, those that witnessed this affectionate, attentive father cross approximately his regimen of labor and kinfolk needs to reconcile motion with personality. a physician who has cared for one daughter, encouraging her belief, examines the finer information of his short interactions with William, looking for clues that will penetrate the secret of his motivation. in the meantime the opposite daughter’s instructor grapples with guilt over a second while destiny wove her right into a succession of occasions that might hang-out her dreams.
In fantastically crafted prose, Mary Swan examines the unstable collisions among our greatest intentions—how a passing stranger can depart an indelible mark on our lives while the folks we all know such a lot in detail develop into alienated by means of tides of self-preservation and remorse. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions a locket comprises immeasurable sorrow, bushes offer sanctuary and shelter to misplaced souls, and grief clicks into position whilst a guy cocks the chilly metal barrel of a revolver. A best literary success, The Boys within the timber offers a chilling tale that swells with acutely saw emotion and humanity.
By Adrian Barnes
Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for top Novel (2013)
Dawn breaks and not anyone on the planet has slept the evening sooner than. Or nearly nobody. a couple of humans, might be one in 10000, can nonetheless sleep, and they’ve all shared a similar mysterious dream. A handful of silent young ones can nonetheless sleep to boot, yet what they’re dreaming continues to be a secret. worldwide panic ensues. A scientific truth: after six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis units in. After 4 weeks, the physique dies. in the meanwhile, a weird and wonderful new international arises and swallows the previous one complete. an international referred to as Nod
By Andrew Cohen
The award-winning, bestselling writer of While Canada Slept gives his view of a rustic wasted on Canadians.
What is nationwide personality? What makes the americans, the British, the French, the Russians, and the chinese language who they're? during this homogenized global, the place globalization is a byword for a deadening sameness, why do peoples who stay within the comparable zone, use an identical funds, learn an analogous books, and watch a similar videos stay various from each other? up to Canada might be visible as a duplicate, clone, or colony of the USA, we're undoubtedly certain. it's a results of our geography, historical past, and politics. It comes from our demography and prosperity. so much of all, it comes from our personality.
In The Unfinished Canadian, Andrew Cohen delves into our prior and found in seek of our defining nationwide features. He questions hoary shibboleths, soothing mythologies, and outdated saws with irreverence, humour, and flintiness, unencumbered via our proverbial politeness (itself an outstanding misperception) and our suffocating political correctness. we're loads, in such a lot of colours, and it’s time we took a decent examine ourselves. during this provocative, passionate, and stylish e-book, Cohen argues that our mythology, our jealousy, our complacency, our apathy, our amnesia, and our moderation are all a part of the insufferable lightness of being Canadian.
From the Hardcover edition.